Suspect in custody after woman shot at Sherman motel

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 9:09 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 11:31 AM CDT
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - Just before 8 a.m. Sherman Police responded to Crossroads Inn Motel on Texoma Pkwy.

Two Sherman ISD elementary schools in the area immediately went on “secure”; formerly known as a “lockout” while police searched for the suspect.

According to Sherman ISD, in a “secure” the district ensures that all staff and students are in the building, all exterior doors are locked, and entry of visitors from the outside is restricted.

News 12 spoke with Lt. Jeremy Cox at the crime scene; “when officers responded along with fire personnel, they found the victim, 32-year-old female who was transported to the hospital.”

Sherman Police were unable to release how many times the woman was shot or where she sustained those wounds.

However, Lt. Cox added, “she was alert and stable when she was transported.”

Just north of the crime scene, at Easton Parc Apartments, Sherman Police located the suspect.

“The suspect was seen running from the scene, followed by officers, the officers watched him enter in into an apartment complex, the apartment complex was secured for a period of time,” said Lt. Cox.

Lt. Cox added that officers were on scene at the apartment complex for approximately 45 minutes.

“Eventually the suspect, Dakiran Howard-Polk, 19 year-old male surrendered to law enforcement,” Lt. Cox said.

While police were unable to comment on what led up to the shooting, “we believe that they were familiar with each other but to what extent, I do not know,” said Lt. Cox.

According to Sherman PD, Howard-Polk is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

“There shouldn’t be any other threat to the community from this situation,” said Lt. Cox.